I'm from the city that started the whole 100-mile diet craze. I already do my part eating locally, but I can't survive on root vegetables and berries alone. I need the thrill of the hunt -  I need more!

As a city dweller my options to hunt for meat are limited to the indigenous fauna, in my neighbourhood it's mainly racoon and seagulls - both feed on garbage and probably taste terrible. What's an urbanite with no gun license going to do if he wants to be sustainable while striking a balance between the 100-Mile Diet and my love of shooting what I eat?
You make a gun, a gun that shoots pepper, and you blast away every sorry steak that crosses your dinner plate.

Behold, the pepper grinder gun!

This toy has an electric pepper grinder at the end of the barrel, fashioned to look like a silencer. The gun trigger operates the pepper grinder when pulled, and there's a switch near where the safety switch would be that toggles the operation of the light, sounds, and vibration of the toy gun.


Ready to dispense delicious peppery justice all over your food? Let's make!

consumables:
  • electric pepper grinder
  • electric toy gun (mine was $3)     
  • new SPDT switch
  • multi-core thin gauge wire
  • heat-shrink tubing
  • paperclip
  • plastic funnel
  • wood dowel (I used a wooden spoon)
  • black construction paper
tools:
  • rotary tool
  • soldering iron
  • wire snips
  • needle-nose pliers
  • hot glue gun
  • sharp hobby knife
  • sandpaper
  • straight egde

Check out the first prototype pepper grinder gun.

Obviously, this pepper grinder is a novelty and should not be taken outside the home.

Passo 1: dismantle

This electric pepper grinder was bought from Deal Extreme. The top half of the outer housing easily unscrews to allow for battery replacement. Once the top housing is removed, the battery housing and grinder motor are exposed. The lower pepper hopper can also be unscrewed.

The battery holder is wired to the grinder motor, and is connected by two small clips. Pressing these clips allows the grinder motor and batter housing to be separated. Using a soldering iron, the leads from the grinder motor were desoldered.
The battery housing was flipped over, there are two copper leads that form the switch of the original pepper grinder. Since we are going to be using a different switch type in another location, these leads can be connected by soldering them together.

The battery pack should now just be a bank of 4 AA batteries with 2 leads and no switch. We'll set the pepper grinder aside for now, and come back when we've modified the toy gun.
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BrianV1425
BrianV1425 diz: Set 29, 2013. 4:35 AM
That is the most incredible thing I ever seen
Kona-chan
Kona-chan diz: Ago 28, 2013. 2:14 AM
cool
but i think the cops will arrest me here in holland if i do that xD
i like the intro of the video
Bwilson+Props
Bwilson+Props diz: Jul 25, 2013. 12:02 PM
ICANHASPEPPERGRINDERGUN?
BrittLiv
BrittLiv diz: Jul 2, 2013. 1:30 AM
How come, I am seeing this just now? I have to make it as a salt grinder in August! It would go perfectly with my pepper grinding baseball bat.
mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus diz: Jul 2, 2013. 8:53 AM
Kitchen weapons are my new favourite thing! Can you share any hints about your salt grinder?
BrittLiv
BrittLiv diz: Jul 2, 2013. 9:42 AM
Since I bought it, it is not that special. It looks like this one here
mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus diz: Jul 2, 2013. 10:15 AM
Still awesome. I've never seen that before. I've got plans on a cheese-grater gun, too. That one is slightly more problematic to design.
YeGreatOne99
YeGreatOne99 diz: Jun 26, 2013. 1:01 PM
hooked at "delicious peppery justice"
hunter999
hunter999 diz: Jun 25, 2013. 9:10 AM
Awesome!
kazmataz
kazmataz diz: Jun 10, 2013. 11:48 AM
I. Love. This.
HollyMann
HollyMann diz: Jun 10, 2013. 11:34 AM
Wow! That is awesome!!! :)
bajablue
bajablue diz: Jun 8, 2013. 10:33 AM
Three observations:

1.) I've eaten seagull... it's not so terribly bad. Nothing that a little mallet-tenderizing couldn't cure. ;-)

2.) Some kid is going to be suspended from Summer school for talking about this on the bus.

3.) Awesome (absolutely INGENIOUS) work!!! :-D
Tarun+Upadhyaya
Tarun+Upadhyaya diz: Jun 8, 2013. 5:57 AM
This is Awesome Mike :) Loved it.
JesusGeek
JesusGeek diz: Jun 7, 2013. 8:54 PM
I like the fact it's a gun
travel_bug
travel_bug diz: Jun 7, 2013. 5:37 PM
hahaha... love it! And you're right, it would've been too badass looking for the Maker Faire!
bob3030
bob3030 diz: Jun 7, 2013. 5:12 PM
Great job. I was thinking of making one but since I live in Colorado I am limited to a capacity of 10 peppercorns in such a device.
icsnerdics
icsnerdics diz: Jun 7, 2013. 2:01 PM
PE PE PE PE PE PE PE PEPPER
fungus+amungus
fungus+amungus diz: Jun 7, 2013. 1:52 PM
This is the greatest thing you have ever made
ilpug
ilpug diz: Jun 7, 2013. 1:20 PM
Now all you need to do is make an A-salt weapon to back up your kitchen loadout.

Aweome idea!
john_jarvis
john_jarvis diz: Jun 7, 2013. 1:10 PM
MP5 - (More Pepper)
Made my day.
ElvenChild
ElvenChild diz: Jun 7, 2013. 12:11 PM
Eat pepper punk!

(Personally, I cant stand to eat anything without salt on it, but I don't really like pepper.)
MidnightMaker
MidnightMaker diz: Jun 7, 2013. 11:55 AM
Terrific!
M3G
M3G diz: Jun 7, 2013. 10:15 AM
You weren't lying, it sure does look realistic! Nice job.
iceng
iceng diz: Jun 7, 2013. 10:12 AM
Nice !
Kiteman
Kiteman diz: Jun 7, 2013. 10:10 AM
Somehow, I'm not surprised...

(When are you going to launch the Kickstarter to get these into mass production?)
GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko diz: Jun 7, 2013. 10:01 AM
We should 3D print one of these.
M.C.+Langer
M.C.+Langer diz: Jun 7, 2013. 9:55 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No way! It's amazing, Mike!!!